Getting an MOT

The information below is provided by Gov.uk

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old - check the MOT fees tableto see which.

You can get a free MOT reminder by text message or email a month before your MOT is due.

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

Earliest date you can get an MOT

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate.

You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

ExampleIf your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different.

If the MOT has run out

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

The only exceptions are to drive it:

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test

This page was last updated on 26.1.2018, please check gov.uk for more information 


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  • Class 1 & 2 - Motorbikes, scooters, mopeds and motorbike combinations
  • Class 4 - 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
  • Class 4 - Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
  • Class 4 - Motor caravans
  • Class 4 - Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
  • Class 4 - Dual purpose vehicles
  • Class 4 - Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
  • Class 4 - Ambulances and taxis
  • Class 4 - Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
  • Class 4 - Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)



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